Splash of silver for acrobatic partners

TWO young San Miguel gymnasts have won silver at the Spanish Cup’s Acrobatic Gymnastics championship, in the Galicia area of Marín, Pontevedra. The junior pair of Veruska Rodríguez and Lidia Jane Edmonds, members of Acro Flyers Tenerife, represented the Canary Islands in Galicia, at an event which attracted nearly 600 gymnasts from 162 teams. And […]

Tenerife earn justice in the dying seconds

CD Tenerife 2 RCD Mallorca 2 A LAST-GASP goal from Tyronne, with a little help from Mallorcan defender Raillo, enabled a Tenerife team with more attitude than game, to rescue a point. It earned them justice in a match controlled by Mallorca until they forgot to play football. The Balearic team wanted to win by […]

Champs too close to call

THERE was an unusual result when Rob’s Mad Hatters visited The Loch-In. Yes – West Ham actually won a game! And in a tight match, closer to home, Hatters proved too strong in the trebles against a depleted home side, and clinched a 4-4 draw. The Pub had an easy victory over Scooters ‘A’, romping […]

Swift not quick enough to dodge a rock

BEN SWIFT, a racing cyclist with Team Sky, clipped a rock while in training, descending a Tenerife road with reigning Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas, which led to a crash that sent him to hospital. A team announcement said that 31-year-old Swift had not broken any bones. but he suffered multiple contusions and an […]

Papi, daddy of them all!

A MULTITUDE of long-distance races, across all terrains, took place in Gran Canaria over four days, ending last Sunday. And Italian Luca Papi, the most remarkable marathon runner of all, demonstrated just what the Transgrancanaria was all about. He won the toughest race of all, spread over last Thursday and Friday, and completed the mind-boggling, […]

How Spain discovered its football roots, with an offer of ‘fowl’ play

IT is estimated that close to four billion people tuned in to watch the FIFA World Cup last summer, which proves, without doubt, that football is the world’s most popular sport. The sport has the highest-paid athletes and the most professional leagues, as well as the most expensive television rights. At any given time, more […]

Scooters not that slow!

PAS O Nadas ‘A’ laid down a huge claim for the league’s No.1 spot, when they travelled to Scooters ‘A’. But the match was much closer than the 8-0 result suggests, although Daddy Cool and Andy both contributed 180s. A couple of doors away, the Loch-In ‘A’ completed a 7-1 win against Ourplace Playboys, despite […]

Tenerife in free fall!

Cádiz CF 2 CD Tenerife 0 EVERY game is turning into a “must win” for Tenerife, whose good start to 2019 must seem a lifetime away, following a month with two points gained from a possible 12, and still no away win this season! For Cádiz, this was their first home game after two away […]

Surf-beater Bisso triumphs

TIMOTHEE Bisso has won surfing’s Cabreiroá Las Americas Pro Tenerife, which is part of a Qualifying Series event, held in the Canary Islands. The 21-year-old Guadeloupe surfer beat fellow countryman Paul Cesar Distinguin, despite the inconsistent surf at Las Americas. Bisso was building momentum throughout, and, while he had a couple of close calls, he […]

Brilliant Banks left us a lifetime legacy

THE legendary Pelé led worldwide tributes, following Tuesday’s death of 81-year-old Gordon Banks, who was widely regarded as England’s greatest goalkeeper, and a key member of the triumphant 1966 World Cup team. Brazil’s much-feted superstar will be forever linked with Banks through one of the most memorable moments in the 1970 World Cup. Brazilian Pelé […]

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